Skip to main content
Edit entry 

41-29434

B-24 Liberator

Mission 273
196 of 214 B-24s bomb Berlin and 1 bombs Heide

MACR #: 3492
Notes: 41-29434 (466th BG, 786th BS) lost Mar 22, 1944. MACR 3492

Service

Units

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Roland Erdman

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    B-24H 41-29434 'Terry and the Pirates' was involved in a mid-air collision after the other a/c was hit by flak over the target of Berlin and crashed W of Oranienburg, Germany on 22 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Joseph Greenberg

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Top Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    B-24H #41-29434 'Terry and the Pirates' was involved in a mid-air collision after the other a/c was hit by flak over the target of Berlin and crashed W of Oranienburg, GR on 22 Mar 1944. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Gregory

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Right Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    B-24H #41-29434 'Terry and the Pirates' was involved in a mid-air collision after the other a/c was hit by flak over the target of Berlin and crashed W of Oranienburg, GR on 22 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Clifford Joubert

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    B-24H #41-29434 'Terry and the Pirates' was involved in a mid-air collision after the other a/c was hit by flak over the target of Berlin and crashed W of Oranienburg, GR on 22 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Louis Loevsky

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    B-24H #41-29434 'Terry and the Pirates' was involved in a mid-air collision after the other a/c was hit by flak over the target of Berlin and crashed W of Oranienburg, GR on 22 Mar 1944. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Lunsford

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Left Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    B-24H #41-29434 'Terry and the Pirates' was involved in a mid-air collision after the other a/c was hit by flak over the target of Berlin and crashed W of Oranienburg, GR on 22 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Alfred Madden

    Military | Master Sergeant (1st Grade) | Ground Crew Chief | 466th Bomb Group

  • Ralph Miller

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    B-24H #41-29434 'Terry and the Pirates' was involved in a mid-air collision after the other a/c was hit by flak over the target of Berlin and crashed W of Oranienburg, GR on 22 Mar 1944. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Stanley Noel

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Aircraft Armorer | 466th Bomb Group

  • Edward Shumski

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    B-24H #41-29434 'Terry and the Pirates' was involved in a mid-air collision after the other a/c was hit by flak over the target of Berlin and crashed W of Oranienburg, GR on 22 Mar 1944. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Show more

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 273

    22 March 1944
    The German aviation industries at Oraneinburg and Basdorf were the intended primary target for this mission but dense cloud cover prevented the attack on these targets. The secondary target of Berlin, Germany and surrounding Targets of Opportunity (TOs...

Places

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 22 March 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2020 01:19:17 phil marchese Changes to production block number
Sources

Conformed block data element.

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2020 01:17:28 phil marchese Changes to description
Sources

Corrected AAF a/c s/n in text to facilitate search function.

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2020 01:02:39 Brad Sullivan Changes to description
Sources

AAM

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2020 01:01:14 Brad Sullivan Changes to description
Sources

Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2014 20:30:37 466thHistorian Changes to media associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2014 01:29:18 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames, markings and place associations
Sources

Chris Brassfield

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 3492 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Share